- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Jan 7 20177 minutes
Would Trump's Infrastructure Plan Fix America's Cities?
Public-works projects have historically improved urbanites’ access to opportunity and quality of life. But they've also helped the privileged at the expense of the marginalized.
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Trump Says, ‘Dig.’ Wall Street Asks, ‘Why?’
Infrastructure spending may not be the best move now | The economy “needs slight tweaks, not big-bang changes”
- Sep 18 20161 minute
There’s a Wonderfully Strange Ship Graveyard
WHEN I MOVED to Staten Island a couple years ago, it comforted me to see the blackened stubs of old pillars poking out of the harbor where the docks used to be, the overturned tree trunks and scrap metal. I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for yea
- Jul 4 20162 minutes
Erin Brockovich’s Latest Crusade
THE CELEBRATED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST IS BACK ON THE FRONT LINES, FIGHTING FOR CLEAN WATER ACROSS THE NATION
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks.
- Dec 12 201612 minutes
A Possible Break In One Of Evolution's Biggest Mysteries
Whales have one of the strangest, least-understood histories of any animal—and barnacles might be the key to unlocking their secrets.
- Dec 7 20167 minutes
Red States In The Hot Seat
Areas of the country Trump won by large margins are particularly vulnerable to the environmental devastation wrought by climate change.
- Dec 7 201615 minutes
Environmentalism Was Once A Social-Justice Movement
The incoming Trump administration is likely to see the greatest revival of environmentalism as a confrontational, grassroots, sometimes radical movement since at least 1970, when more than a million people took part in the first Earth Day.The vigil a
- Dec 13 20165 minutes
How Frackers Beat Opec
The surprising ingenuity of the U.S. shale-oil industry—and its global consequences
- Nov 21 20163 minutes
American Producers See An Election Boost
Will promised infrastructure projects increase demand? | “Electing Donald Trump, that’s the icing on the cake”
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?
According to the world bank, 12 percent of humanity lives in africa, yet it produces only about 1 percent of global research output. this gap persists because governments don’t emphasize science and t
- Aug 1 20161 minute
The Gift of the Cacti
Two decades ago, car companies predicted that they’d have millions of hydrogen fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020. today, that seems impossible, given that only three models are in commercial producti
- Oct 1 20165 minutes
Above and Below
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Under New Management
Can a former Wall Streeter spur growth?
- Jan 22 20171 minute
Assessing the latest options in the H20 aisle—alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. PLUS: A tasting with Adam Platt.
- Jan 22 20171 minute
Bottled Versus Tap
BOTTLED Where it comes from: Nearly half of New York’s comes from city reserves. How it’s regulated: The Food and Drug Administration treats it as a food, and it can’t require food companies to publish detailed reports on where their products come
- Dec 8 20164 minutes
The Scientific Discovery That Began At A Wedding Table
The secret food source of a seafood delicacy